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Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast

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907 14th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112-3903
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Seattle
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
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4.9
Value
4.7
Magnificent 14,000 sq ft Tudor mansion, exquisitely restored and ideally situated on Capitol Hill, where you will find the gracious atmosphere of a bygone era with the comforts and amenities today's travelers need. One block south of Volunteer Park on Seattle's original "Millionaires' Row," minutes from all major area attractions including downtown, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center (Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Pacific Science Center, opera, ballet, Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum), waterfront, University of Washington and much more. Eight guestrooms and suites with private baths.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Romantic
Charming

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Grade: 71 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
350Reviews3Q+A81Room tips
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CAHappy wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California167 contributions46 helpful votes
If you need a lovely place to stay when visiting Seattle, this B&B is perfect! Located in the Capitol Hill district, steps away from Volunteer Park. The rooms are clean and well maintained with all the amenities you need for your stay. Breakfast is enhanced continental; one morning there was an egg casserole, the next morning a berry compote. In addition, the buffet breakfast always includes yogurt, berries, bagels & cream cheese, toast, and a variety of jams. Coffee, tea, water, and snacks are always left out for guests. I will dr finley return here next time I’m in Seattle.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Free parking along 14th and Aloha streets.
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T Casey wrote a review Dec 2021
San Diego, California31 contributions26 helpful votes
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After another bed & breakfast had to cancel our stay due to an unforeseen emergency they experienced, they recommended the Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed & Breakfast. And Oh Boy! We are SO glad they did. From the time we booked to the time we left, the entire stay was seamless and very enjoyable. They adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines and you will feel very safe. We had a contactless check-in that was very smooth. The Mansion is kept very clean, it’s spotless and GORGEOUS! The attention to detail in every area of the house did not go unnoticed. It was holiday time when we were there and the Christmas decorations and lights made it feel so much more cozy & special. We stayed in the Elliot Bay Suite. It was so lovely, spacious and tucked away in the corner, quiet. The bed was very comfortable and we slept soundly. We are both hot sleepers and were worried the heat that was on would be too hot for us, but it wasn’t (it was December & quite cold out, if you do get hot, you can always crack a window, as well as they provide separate small fan/and small heater in each room). We woke up each morning to a fabulous breakfast spread in the dining room (you can sit at numerous areas for breakfast, including the sun room). One of us is allergic to gluten, and Brenda took special care with this and made sure there were gluten-free options provided. A great way to start the day. The coffee they serve is DELICIOUS! The mansion is very close to some great gift shops & restaurants just a quick walk to 15th Ave. Brenda was so sweet and helped steer us in getting downtown, we had a rental car but definitely don’t recommend trying to deal with traffic and parking downtown when there is a bus stop right down the street from the mansion -Bus # 10 took us straight downtown and back for $2.75 each. We did use our rental for other days of our stay as we drove to various areas of WA-but no matter where our daily excursion was, we looked forward to getting back to the mansion for the evening. It felt like a home away from home. We’ve stayed at many wonderful bed & breakfasts across the globe. We HIGHLY recommend The Shafer Baillie Mansion, and we’ll be staying here from now on anytime we are in Seattle.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 5, 2022
Thank you for your kind words! We truly appreciate the review!!
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DogDaze55 wrote a review Jun 2022
Salem, Oregon81 contributions42 helpful votes
This lovely, historic mansion on Capitol Hill (near Broadway and 15th restaurants) is a few blocks from Volunteer Park. It reflects period elegance of another time while offering a quiet retreat and easy access to downtown Seattle. We are fortunate to stay a couple times annually when in town for appointments. Some reviews mention the lack of an on-site parking area, but honestly we've never failed to snag nearby street parking in this safe neighborhood. And, when downtown Seattle hotels currently have $50 nightly parking, it is a bonus to instead splurge on a local resturant meal or NW bottle of wine rather than a garage space! The sunroom is our favorite morning spot after a tasty breakfast of fruit, croissants, cheese, salmon, juice and coffee. The library is full of historical documentation on the Mansion, and the cozy leather furniture invites one to curl up in the evening and read. The living room fireplace offers a fiery glow on rainy evenings where the period red-velvet furniture is especially lovely in the holiday season when the Christmas tree sparkles with lights. Brenda, Ana Lena and Mark you welcome us each visit with warmth. We feel as though this is our Seattle home; building memories over the years. Thanks! Until our next stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Walk to nearby resturants or the park. Take the #10 bus to Pikes Place early morning to watch...
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Nan B wrote a review Apr 2022
77 contributions49 helpful votes
I call this my mansion; such a wonderful old house, perfect location and very comfortable. This time I brought a friend and she was equally impressed! Wonderful breakfast and hospitality. I love historic places and this house has so many interesting architectural details. Plus the lovely park up the street and the neighborhood filled with absolutely beautiful houses. My home in Seattle.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 5, 2022
Thank you for your review! We are so glad that your friend enjoyed the mansion as well.
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Lisa B wrote a review Feb 2022
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We have stayed at the mansion a half dozen times. Not only is it the best B&B we’ve ever stayed at, I felt very safe during the pandemic because of all the precautions they have taken to protect their guests. The mansion is very large so it’s easy to safely distance.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Britt C wrote a review Feb 2022
Phoenix, Arizona84 contributions45 helpful votes
Location was perfect, lots of available street parking and restaurants. The room was comfortable and we loved the heated bathroom floors. Breakfast was good, simple but good options and plenty of coffee. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: The third floor was quiet and very warm, but owner allows you to adjust thermostat and open windows.
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Laurie T wrote a review Nov 2021
Los Angeles, United States13 contributions10 helpful votes
This is my absolute favorite place to stay in Seattle. It is a lovely property, in a gorgeous neighborhood. It is quiet and comfortable. Brenda and Ana take great care of the guests. It's just perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely. Each one is unique. The website provides good photos and descriptions...
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Responded Nov 4, 2021
Thank you so much for your review! See you next time!!!
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steve wrote a review Oct 2021
Ponce Inlet, Florida1 contribution
Hard to top this accommodation. Nicest home I ever stayed at, a mansion in every sense. Beautiful old world rooms, good breakfasts, nice area with walks to restaurants. If Happy hours on the porch we're added that was all that was missing. IF YOU ARE IN Seattle it's a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 4, 2021
You are welcome to take your wine on the porch any time! Thank you for staying with us.
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bergrbunch wrote a review Sep 2021
Great Neck, New York20 contributions17 helpful votes
Incredibly charming venue in gorgeous neighborhood. Our room was spacious and excellently appointed. Nice and plentiful variety of breakfast choices. Most importantly, Brenda, the innkeeper, was absolutely delightful and helpful. We had great and uplifting conversations with her. We highly recommend this beautiful mansion.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MCSNSJ wrote a review Jul 2021
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My husband and I visited Seattle to spend time with our daughter and son-in-law and to do some sightseeing. We stayed at Shafer Baillie Mansion for 5 days and we couldn’t have chosen a better place. Ana, the owner, is an incredibly gracious and excellent hostess. The mansion itself is lovely and provides all the comforts of home. Ana enhances this with delicious breakfast choices each morning, superb customer service, and knowledgeable information of the area. When we return to Seattle we absolutely will stay at Shafer Baillie Mansion again. Mike and Carol, TN
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Volunteer Park (0.1 miles), Seattle Asian Art Museum (0.2 miles), and Liberty (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nuflours, Jamjuree, and Olympia Pizza & Spaghetti House.
Are there any historical sites close to Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting King Street Station (2.1 miles), West Point Lighthouse (4.7 miles), and Kurt Cobain's Seattle House (1.6 miles).